I am a motivated, hardworking, and confident journalist and communications professional, with a strong interest in political, economic, and social issues. I am a proficient writer and communicator. I have experience in print, television, radio, and podcasting. I am also competent in contemporary communication technologies.


Digital news reporter 

Daily Mail Australia
November 2022 - 
· pitching and writing content covering local and national breaking news, politics, and current affairs

Content writer

LiverWELL, Victoria

October 2022 – December 2022

· Producing written content for the company’s print and online annual magazine.

· Researching, internal and external communications, stakeholder engagement.

· Editing audio for podcast episodes.


ArtsHub, Melbourne

April 2022 -

· Reviewer for various arts events in Melbourne and Sydney

· My profile and contributions


ABC RMIT Fact Check

October 2022

· Assisted in the research of dubious claims made by politicians and public figures in the media and on social media.

· Researched and Co-authored a fact check on a claim made about COVID-19 vaccine producer Pfizer


LiverWELL, Victoria

July – October 2022

  • Assisted in the implementation of a communications project for Liver Awareness Month 2022 involving research, interviews, video production, and written testimonies.
  • Liver Awareness Month 2022


The Standard, Warrnambool, Victoria

July 2022

  • Pitched and wrote news stories for print and online.
  • Assisted with audio and visual content.

· Worked collaboratively as part of a newsroom team.

· Aged Care

· Mortgage pressures

· Student nurses grant

Assistant producer

SBS: Unbecoming White Australia podcast

March 2022-

· Researching and filing archival audio.

· Sourcing talent.

· Worked collaboratively and closely with a team of producers


The Swanston Gazette, RMIT Melbourne, Victoria

March 2022 -

· Politics and Education Editor, contributor.

· Academic freedom

· Nicholas building


Australian Black and White Stories, Victoria

November 2021- March 2022

  • Working with editors on developing stories of everyday reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
  • Attended an event hosted by Black and White Stories and RMIT to meet the Governor General of Australia where I interviewed His Excellency and his wife.


· 2022 Ossie Awards for Student Journalism

- Winner of the 2022 Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma Asia Pacific Award for reporting on the impact of violence, crime, disaster and other traumatic events. Link to story here

2022 Vice-chancellor Award for Academic Excellence 

• 2022 RMIT Journalism Program Academic Excellence Award


· 2022 RMIT University

Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

GPA of 4 (highest possible GPA)

· 2016 RMIT University

Certificate IV in Community Services

Skills and abilities

· Hard news and feature writing

·Content management systems

· Multimedia storytelling using Shorthand

· Strong interpersonal skills

· Writing and presenting for television and radio

· Corporate communications

· Fact checking and verification

· Data journalism

· Reporting on sensitive issues 

· Podcast script writing, presenting, and producing

• Social media curation

• Understanding of journalism law, ethics and integrity

• Collaborative journalism projects

• Working to deadlines


Paulette Trevena Communications and Engagement Manager, LiverWELL


0447 692 663

Phillipa O’Donnell Co-founder Australian Black and White Stories


0411 868 188

Marcus Kelson


0418 304 030